Prep Softball: Alexandria sweeps Willmar
Tribune Staff Reports
ALEXANDRIA -- Willmar's offense struggled as it dropped both ends of a doubleheader to Alexandria 10-2 and 14-5 on Monday in a Central Lakes Conference game.
Willmar fell to a 1-7 conference record and 4-8 overall.
Alexandria pounded out 11 hits in Game One and 18 hits in Game Two off Willmar's Leah Ruter, who pitched both games.
Willmar plays St. Cloud Tech 5 p.m. today in St. Cloud.
Alexandria 10, Willmar 2
Alexandria's Lauren Trumm was 3-for-4 with a three-run home run.
Eli Stienessen was 1-for-2 with a double and an RBI for Willmar and Erica Cuchna had two hits.
Willmar (1-7, 4-8) 000 020 0 -- 2 6 0
Alexandria 521 002 x -- 10 11 0
HITTING - Willmar: Sam Williams 1-for-1, Eli Stienessen 1-for-2, 2b, rbi, Laura Swartz 1-for-2, Erica Cuchna 2-for-3 ... Alexandria: Jessica Syvrud 3-for-4, Lauren Trumm 3-for-4, HR, 3 rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Willmar: Leah Ruter (L) 6-11-10-10-4-5... Alexandria: Taylor Ellingson (W) 7-6-2-2-2-6
Alexandria 14, Willmar 5
Addy Nelsen and Casey Marcus each had a hit and two RBIs for Willmar.
Willmar (1-7, 4-8) 302 000 0 -- 5 5 2
Alexandria 005 160 2 -- 14 18 1
HITTING - Willmar: Addy Nelsen 1-for-3, 2 rbi, Casey Marcus 1-for-2, 2 rbi, Kassie Boller 1-for-4, rbi, Lindsay Atchison 1-for-4, Kassy Linbo 1-for-4 ... Alexandria: Lauren Trumm 4-for-5, Mikayla Lucas 3-for-4
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Willmar: Leah Ruter (L) 7-18-14-13-2-4 ... Alexandria: Emily Kuennen 3-4-5-5-2-x; Taylor Ellingson (W) 4-0-0-0-1-4
RCW 9, YME 6
The Jaguars piled up six of their 10 hits off Allie Trudel during seven-run third inning to take command. Steph Wersal, Molly Elliot, Morgan Zaske, Mollie Thompson and Nora Kronlokken had RBI hits to go with a pair of walks in the bottom of the frame at Danube. Lexi Freiborg smacked an RBI-double in the first.
YME's Angie Scheffler had knotted the game 2-2 in the top of third by slugging a two-run homer. She also tripled.
Cassidy Fransen went all seven innings for the win; she allowed 18 hits but no walks.
Mollie Nielsen went 3-for-3 and Courtney Hinz 3-for-5 for the Sting.
YME 002 022 0 -- 6 18 3
RCW 207 000 x -- 9 10 1
HITTING - YME: Nena McCalla 2-for-5, Jennessa Hoffman 2-for-5, Courtney Hinz 3-for-5, Allie Trudel 1-for-4, Angie Scheffler 2-for-4, 3b, 2-run HR, 3 rbi; Kendra Sander 2-for-4, rbi; Haley Fischer 2-for-4, Hailey Ensted 1-for-4, 2b, rbi; Mollie Nielsen 3-for-3, rbi... RCW: Brittney Krogman 1-for-4, Nora Kronlokken 3-for-4, rbi; Lexi Freiborg 1-for-3, 2b, rbi; Alexis Bakker 1-for-4, Steph Wersal 1-for-2, rbi; Molly Elliot 1-for-3, rbi; Morgan Zaske 1-for-3, 2 rbi; Mallory Thompson 1-for-2, rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Yellow Medicine East: Allie Trudel (L) 6-10-9-9-4-2 ... Renville County West: Cassidy Fransen (W) 7-18-6-5-0-2
Lakeview's Lindsey Peterson made a big impression in both games against MACCRAY on Monday, earning both pitching wins and hitting a game-winning home run.
Lakeview defeated MACCRAY 5-1 in the first game and 4-3 in Game Two.
Peterson worked a complete game in the first game, allowing four hits and striking out six while allowing just one walk.
MACCRAY's Taylor Grussing had two hits and scored a run, and Jennifer Sommers and Laura Hauser both had hits, with Hauser driving in a run.
In the second game, the teams were tied 3-3 in the top of the seventh inning until Peterson launched a full-count pitch over the fence. She shut down the Wolverines in the bottom of the inning for the victory.
MACCRAY's Paige Ammermann and Kyra Luepke both had two hits, and Sommers took the loss despite allowing just two earned runs, walking one and striking out eight.
The Wolverines, now 7-3 overall, play at KMS on Thursday in Murdock.
Lakeview 5, MACCRAY 1
MACCRAY 000 010 0 -- 1 4 2
Lakeview 003 200 x -- 5 9 1
HITTING - MACCRAY: Taylor Grussing 2-for-3 r, Jennifer Sommers 1-for-3, Laura Hauser 1-for-2 rbi ... Lakeview: Emily Streich 2-for-4 r, Abbey Lee 2-for-4 r, Lindsey Peterson 2-for-3 2b, Sara Berg 1-for-3
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- MACCRAY: Hailey Goeman (L) 6-9-5-5-1-8 ... Lakeview: Peterson (W) 7-4-1-1-1-6
Lakeview 4, MACCRAY 3
Lakeview 100 002 1 -- 4 8 2
MACCRAY 002 010 0 -- 3 8 3
HITTING - Lakeview: Peterson 2-for-4 hr rbi, Berg 2-for-4 3b rbi ... MACCRAY: Paige Ammermann 2-for-4, Molly Friese 1-for-3, Rachel Davids 1-for-3, Abbey Thissen 1-for-3, Jennifer Sommers 1-for-3, Kyra Luepke 2-for-3
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Lakeview: eterson (W) 7-8-3-1-0-2 ... MACCRAY: Sommers (L) 7-8-4-2-1-8